Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 2nd Apr 2010 17:30 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Common sense has prevailed (see bold text)! "The final decision on window controls for 10.04 LTS is as follows: the window controls will remain on the left, however the order will change to be (from left) close, minimize, maximise. The decision is based on the view that putting the close button in the corner will be most familiar to many users, even if the particular choice of corner is not."
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Meh
by orestes on Fri 2nd Apr 2010 17:49 UTC
orestes
Member since:
2005-07-06

To be honest I never saw the big fuss about it being justified. It's only default settings, for most users those left buttons would last just about as long as the godforsaken brown theme lasted in previous incarnations

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RE: Meh
by ml2mst on Fri 2nd Apr 2010 22:59 in reply to "Meh"
ml2mst Member since:
2005-08-27

To be honest I never saw the big fuss about it being justified. It's only default settings, for most users those left buttons would last just about as long as the godforsaken brown theme lasted in previous incarnations

Oh well, I fully agree with you and for those who insist on having the buttons on the right side, take a look at this:
[u] http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Defiance%2BReliance?cont... [/u]
Or simply go to Gnome-look and click on Metacity.

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RE: Meh
by fossil on Fri 2nd Apr 2010 23:17 in reply to "Meh"
fossil Member since:
2009-05-29

I don't know about you or anyone else, but the point of this--if there actually is one--really, really escapes me. Ubuntu, Ubuntu, Ubuntu, removing Gimp from the default, Yahoo/Bing as the default search engine?! Ditzy moves like this are part of why I've decided to move back to [Debian] Squeeze or sid (or Sidux). They are less trouble, and strangely enough have been less likely to break. Gaaah.

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RE: Meh
by TusharG on Sat 3rd Apr 2010 08:42 in reply to "Meh"
TusharG Member since:
2005-07-06

I agree! Its not a big deal, no need to make so much noise on swapping buttons. The root problem for most of the people is they thought that Ubuntu is their OS! They have say in everything... and when they have realized the real fact its becoming hard for everyone to accept.
I even saw on other forums people saying I'm never gonna use Ubuntu! ha ha
I have one suggest to everyone... U want to use Ubuntu download theme that has buttons on right side. If you want to drive everything in distro... go for debian... for most of the people.... they can download debian testing image and get all the latest packages if not cutting edge.

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RE: Meh
by kajaman on Sat 3rd Apr 2010 13:55 in reply to "Meh"
kajaman Member since:
2006-01-06

Yeah, cool. What I just would love to see is a place where you can actually have checkbox or something to choose position of these buttons. It's annoying for me, over 10 years linux user to use gconftool with some magick command to do that.

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RE[2]: Meh
by juan de la chingada on Sat 3rd Apr 2010 14:30 in reply to "RE: Meh"
juan de la chingada Member since:
2009-12-25

No. It could make Ubuntu a little less user unfriendly, and Sheldon Cooper might not like that...

Linux must be difficult/not so easy to use to keep it's user base. If non-geek people can use the system, then geeks will not want to use it. I know wouldn't...=)

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RE[2]: Meh
by BluenoseJake on Sat 3rd Apr 2010 18:12 in reply to "RE: Meh"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

You could try KDE, it lets you specify all sorts of things like window button arrangement.

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RE: Meh
by lopisaur on Sat 3rd Apr 2010 14:49 in reply to "Meh"
lopisaur Member since:
2006-02-27

Most users do not change default settings, either because they don't care or because they don't know how to. Do me a favor and walk into any real office. Count how many people have that prairie + blue sky picture set as their Windows XP background.
There is a reason this is a big fuss. It may seem to be a really dumb thing for most OSNews readers, but that is because we are not most users. Most users do not adapt well to change.

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RE[2]: Meh
by orestes on Sat 3rd Apr 2010 17:40 in reply to "RE: Meh"
orestes Member since:
2005-07-06

In the office settings I'm used to dealing with, most users couldn't change their defaults if they wanted to because the IT staff have it locked down. The less things the end user can mess with the less headaches they have to deal with on support calls.

For home users, the people who either can't be bothered or don't care enough to change something as basic as a theme most likely won't be using Linux anyway because it's an effort to change from that default OS of Windows that their computer was shipped with

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RE[2]: Meh
by Fettarme H-Milch on Sat 3rd Apr 2010 21:33 in reply to "RE: Meh"
Fettarme H-Milch Member since:
2010-02-16

Most users do not adapt well to change.

That's not true. They just think they can't adapt to change on PCs.
They do, however, most of the time have no problem at all getting a totally new cell phone once a year or so, because carriers throw subsidized cell phones after them.

If they'd just realize that adapting to a new cell phone is often even a bigger change than DE upgrades, more people wouldn't be as stubborn. ;-)

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